March 28, 2012


OK, I recently got some amazing photos from a few Friends over at Facebook who all live in different parts of the World. So, I thought I'd share them as one post titled "Around The World Wackiness!". Yes, my concept is stupid but these pic are really great, check it out! The 1st one is a photo of Comedian Kevin Meaney. During a recent trip to Vietnam He found this Giant-Size BATMAN Statue at the entrance to a "Cave" at some Theme Park. It's crazy!

Next up is a fast Photo, shot with a Cel Phone, by our Friend Mauricio in Santiago City, Chile! Just in time he caught this Subway Car going by that is advertising the BATMAN LIVE World Arena Tour. He said that he and his family are defiantly going to that show!

Last, but not least, is a random photo from the USA where some Kid is getting a special BATMAN Haircut. OK, now how cool is that?! That hairstylist is a true Artist!

COMIC CARDS PROJECT - Silver Age DC Comics Superheroes!

Here's a quick post to share some cool artwork! A Friend of ours has recently started a new Art Project where they're posting "Silver-Age DC Comics Superhero" Comic Cards done in a cute cartoon retro-style. The choice of obscure random characters is pretty awesome and eventually there will an entire complete set of Playing Cards. Now, they have only made a few cards so far so here's your chance to start collecting them, just click HERE!

THE JOKER - Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday!

I guess we should warn new readers to the Bat-Blog that every Wednesday we post some cool FREE New BATMAN Backgrounds and call it, "Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday!". Oh Yeah, this week we're gonna focus on the Clown Prince of Crime, THE JOKER! The 1st one is a comic book version were he looks totally INSANE Crazy!! He's actually pretty scary, ha! The 2nd one is more friendly and was a graphic used on a recent custom t-shirt. This JOKER FACE is made-up of the words, "Why So Serious?", sort of a tribute to Heath Ledger's character in THE DARK KNIGHT Movie. OK, we hope you like these! But if not be sure to click the button down below for our most recent ones. You can also dig into our Bat-Blog Archives, located on the left-side of this page, near the middle.
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March 27, 2012


Over at Facebook a friend there recently shared this amazing JOKER TATTOO ART he recently had done. Of course this is the version from the recent BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY Video Game. How cool is that!!? Thanks Carlos, Your Bat-Tat looks GREAT!
CLICK HERE For More Photos of Batman Tattoo Art Tattoos of The Dark Knight Rises and Joker!

CUSTOM 1989 Batman Movie BATMOBILE - $8500 in Cleveland, TN

OK, a friend recently sent us a link to a Craigslist Ad where a Guy in Cleveland, Tennessee is selling his CUSTOM BATMOBILE CAR that he started but never finished. It's the "1989 BATMAN Movie" version. Yeah, you can get it for just $8500.00. Here's a LINK to check it out!

BATMAN BATMOBILE BATIMOVIL - Vintage Toys Collection From Mexico

OK, I know this video is in Spanish and, if you're like me, you won't understand anything this guy is saying, ha! But it's still pretty cool to see. This clip is a Vintage BATMAN Toy Collector in Mexico who shares some highlights from his collection. There are some really great items here to drool over! I really love some of these great Batmobile Cars.

CLICK HERE For More Batman Vintage Toy Collector Video!

March 26, 2012

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - Book Publishing News

OK, it looks like Book Publishers are gonna go totally crazy pumping out THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Movie-related books this time around. Here are just a few examples that have popped-up recently on Amazon and other retail sites, there will be many many more! Please keep in mind also that these are books marketed more toward younger readers ( weird ), but there will also be some very serious books too. I really like some of the graphics used here and it's neat to see more pics of Bane & Catwoman. Oh yeah, the merchandising for this film is gonna be crazy! Remember, if YOU, the Bat-Blog Reader, see ANY brand-new Bat-Products out there ( even if it's not "movie-related" ) then please be sure to let us know, thanks!

Brand-New BATMAN Action Figure Toy Line Planned by Mattel

Later in the year we'll be seeing some brand-new BATMAN TOYS that are totally created by Mattel's in-house Design Group. What I mean by that is these toys will not be tied into any existing Movie, Animated Series, Comic Book or TV Show. This new series of figures will be totally created by Mattel. The name of this toy line is "Batman Power Attack™" and shown here are some examples of the toys and their packaging. Check out the different Batman figures, the 1st Villain issued will be Killer Croc, and a pretty cool BATMOBILE Vehicle!

BATMAN LIVE Show is Finally Coming To The USA!

OK, Most of last year & even the present all we keep getting to hear about is how cool & wonderful the BATMAN, LIVE World Arena Tour Show is. Well, it's finally been announced that it will be arriving in the USA towards the last-quarter of 2012, YES!! The 1st US show will be in Anaheim, CA from September 5th to the 9th. I know, it's still gonna be about 6 months away, but be sure to stay tuned to the BAT-BLOG.COM for more future news. So far they have only released the dates for the 1st two months but they include:

  1. Anaheim, CA – September 5 to 9
  2. St Paul, MN – September 13 to 16
  3. San Jose, CA – September 20 to 23
  4. Los Angeles, CA – September 27 to 30
  5. Las Vegas, NV – October 3 to 7
  6. Oklahoma City OK – October 10 to 14
  7. Rio Rancho NM - October 17 to 21
  8. Colorado Springs CO - October 23 to 24
  9. Loveland CO – October 26 to 28

FUNNY BATMAN NEWS - The Dark Knight Gets Busted!

Yes, "Batman" was stopped by Montgomery County Police Officers on Wednesday, March 21th, 2012 on southbound Route 29 at Prelude Drive, Silver Spring, for no tags on his Lamborghini-Batmobile. Hey, for real! This unidentified "Batman" is a real-life rich guy who just enjoys dressing-up like the Dark Knight to visit sick children in Hospitals. He says he wears the bat-suit TO the Hospital because it's extremely difficult to get into & also takes a lot of time. So, it's easier to just drive there "dressed for work".

March 22, 2012

New BATMAN BAT-SYMBOL LOGO Beach Towel at Target Stores!

NEW! For 2012!! Our Good Friend and Ace Bat-Reporter BatDave said he spotted a fun new piece of Batman Merchandise the other night while at Target, a Huge BATMAN BAT-SYMBOL LOGO BEACH TOWEL! It's the Classic Comic Book version, the "yellow oval"... sweet! It's 100% cotton, measures about 28" x 58", and has a decent Retail Price of $10.99. ( Thanks BatDave! ) Hey, keeping up with all the brand new Batman merchandise is going to be a nightmare soon so if ANY Bat-Blog Readers out there see anything fresh in stores then please let us know!

DC HEROCLIX - New Toy Figures for The Dark Knight Rises

At a recent Trade Show the HEROCLIX GAME Toy Company just announced that they will be coming out with a special Set of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Heroclix Game Figures. There will be "Over 30 to Collect". Well, actually, all the figures will be inspired from all 3 Nolan Movies: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, AND The Dark Knight Rises. Here are some prototype photos we got. Please excuse the quality but they do give you a great idea what to expect, they look kinda cool! I really like the one of Jim Gordon next to the Bat-Signal.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - 1:12 Scale Statues of Batman, Catwoman, and Bane

DC Direct just announced a set of three brand-new 1:12 scale statues to be released BEFORE "The Dark Knight Rises" Batman Movie comes out on July 20th, 2012. They're all sculpted by Artist David Cortes. Of course the 3 characters will be Batman, Catwoman, and Bane. They are all full-figure pieces with a base or small piece of Gotham City. Oh yeah, duh, the Release date will be July 4th. An easy date for some of us Americans to remember because it's Independence Day, the birth of our nation ( Is Nolan going all "political on us" in this 3rd film? ). The Retail Price will be about 80 bucks, each.

March 21, 2012

Franchi's 1989 BATMAN MOVIE TRIBUTE Wallpapers!

I'm pretty proud to say that this week's "Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday" features some amazing artwork by Graphic Artist / Designer Christopher Franchi. He's a Good Friend to the Bat-Blog and was kind enough to make us these 2 Exclusive BATMAN Wallpapers! Now of course these 2 images pay tribute to the Classic 1989 BATMAN Movie directed by Tim Burton.

OK, in the 1st wallpaper we get to see Michael Keaton as the Dark Knight, Kim Basinger as Vicki Vale, and Jack Nicholson's excellent version of The Joker! The Classic '89 Batmobile Car even makes an appearance! I like how the car is kicking-up some leaves as it blazes down the road, a nice touch. I also like the scenery of Gotham City with the Bat-Signal and the AXIS Chemical Plant, both great references. All the Characters/Actors are extremely well done. I mean, you can almost smell Kim Basinger's hair gel ( Hey, it was the Eighties, ha! ).

Now, the 2nd Wallpaper's main focus is just on BATMAN. Yes, This is the Michael Keaton version most all Bat-Fans totally love! he's shown here in a famous "open wings" pose and the glowing Bat-Symbol in the back is a nice touch.

Side Note:
Franchi is working on getting the rights to produce a variation of this image as a Limited-Edition Art Print Poster and if we get more news about that we'll pass it on. It's also important to note that he altered the original image for our Bat-Blog "Wallpaper Format" and, if the art print is offered, it will look more like the "Vertical" example shown down below.


Here's an anonymous, but very excellent, photo sent in by a Bat-Blog Fan who recently got some Bat-Ink done! This image of BATMAN is awesome and the Tattoo Artist did a great job with both the shading & colors.

The Cutest BATGIRL Costume at Wondercon 2012!

OK, a friend over at Facebook, named Eddie, shot this totally adorable photo that I knew we had to share here. The story is, He spotted this cute little BATGIRL at the recent 2012 Wondercon in Anaheim, CA. Yes, she is wayyyy too adorable! Great photo Eddie, thanks.

March 20, 2012

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Official T-Shirt Design Contest

Illustrators, Comic Book Fans, and Artists - This is your chance to be apart of the Dark Knight Legacy! DesignByHumans is hosting an Official THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Batman Movie T-Shirt Design Contest awarding over $13,000 in cash. Submit designs, vote for your favorites, and eventually purchase an artist-created Dark Knight design. Christopher Nolan, the Director/Writer/Producer, will be judging the final contest winners. The contest starts now and the deadline for submissions is April 2nd, 2012. For more information, click HERE!

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - New Merchandise Coming Out Later - Wallet and Converse Sneakers

Here's a quick post to share news about 2 brand-new pieces of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Batman Movie Merchandise that will be out later this year. The 1st item is a Bioworld WALLET with TDKR Movie Poster image on it, the crumbling bat-logo ( Available in July 2012 ). Next, is a pair of BANE SNEAKERS by Converse. You know they will probably be making Batman & Catwoman ones too. These will be sold at Journey's, also around July. ( Thanks Alex for telling us about the Shoes ).

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS - DC Comics ARTFX Statue by Kotobukiya

The Japanese Company KOTOBUKIYA has done it again! Around September, 2012 we'll get to see the latest addition to their DC Comics ARTFX Statue Series, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS! Yes, the classic Frank Miller Graphic Novel is getting the statue treatment again and this piece looks pretty freakin' cool! It features a much-older BATMAN doing battle with the Prince of Crime, THE JOKER. The Bat-Statue stands nearly one foot tall (1/6th scale) and will come with a special display base. We mentioned this thing awhile back here at the BAT-BLOG.COM but we just got our hands on these new photos and had to share, check 'em out!

March 19, 2012

New BATMAN "PENCIL SKETCH" T-SHIRT Spotted at Kohl's Store

Our Good Buddy Frank came across this most excellent Batman "Pencil Sketch" T-Shirt at Kohl's the other night and was nice enough to shoot us this wonderful photo ( Thanks Frank! ). I really like the design of this thing. The "Original Comic Book Art" motif is very cool! It seems like clothing with the Dark Knight is getting very popular and being sold almost everywhere, that's great! If any other BAT-BLOG Readers out there ( that includes YOU ) spot ANY brand-new Batman Merchandise anywhere then please let us know.


We recently got an email where a Guy who lives in the UK named Wayne ( Not Bruce Wayne ) and he sent us some photos of his BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE STATUE Collection...AWESOME! He said he has every statue made since they began. If I remember right, there are 41 of them so far, maybe 42. I really like these and it's great to see them all together. There's such a nice variety. ( Hey Wayne - Thanks for sharing your fun pics! ).

BATMAN LOGO TATTOO ART Inspired by the George Barris 1966 Batmobile Car!

Check out this fresh new Bat-Tat submitted by a Bat-Blog Fan who recently got some ink done. He said his inspiration for this BATMAN TATTOO ART was the 1966 Batmobile Car designed by George Barris and this is the Classic BAT-LOGO Door Emblem. Yes, That's very very cool!
CLICK HERE For More Photos of Batman Tattoo Art Bat-Tattoos!

March 17, 2012

BATMAN Video - HAPPY BATRICK'S DAY! 1966 Batmobile in St. Patrick's Day Parade

From NJ BatSquad Studios: Producer/star BatDave and Director Dennis Pellicano unleash yet another future holiday classic. "Batman's Happy St. Batrick's Day Parade" was filmed live on location at the 34th Annual Morris County Parade on March 10th, 2012. Braving the cold weather, a festive crowd of over 50,000 revelers were on hand to witness the first Irish Parade appearance of a 1966 Batmobile in historic Morristown, New Jersey!

CLICK HERE For More Batman Video!


Forget Gotham City, the streets of Dunajska Streda, Slovakia are now safe because of a character named Zoltan Kohari. Dressed as his favorite Comic Book Superhero, the Dark Knight, he patrols the streets keeping his city safe. He also helps old ladies carry their groceries, and calls the Police on seeing any unusual activity at night. Need more proof? Here's an official Slovakia News Broadcast:
CLICK HERE For More Batman The Dark Knight Rises Video!